Letter from The Heraklion (Crete) anarchists’ assembly about what followed PIKPA squat eviction on February 16th and calling for solidarity actions on March 8th.
With this letter we’d like to inform you about the latest events here in Heraklion, to share with you some current issues that preoccupy us and present some suggestions in relation with solidarity moves.
The fact that the regime targets at the people and spaces that lay the foundations for the existence of broader brewings which will lead to its subversion is not something new. Such efforts have taken place in the past a well, yet we assess that they will be more tense in the future, at the same time with the severe repression we all suffer. Being conscious of the fact that if we didn’t run up against the invasion in PIKPA (one of the two local squats), we would count with a negative consignment for our future (and not only for our city), we decided to proceed in a chain of actions.
Among the other results of these actions we suffered the arrest of 4 comrades of ours (after a demonstration that made straight for the squat, several hours after its evacuation by the state). Two of these comrades were accused of felonious acts (and avoided the temporary incarceration under the obligation of paying a 40.000 euros’ bail altogether) and the other two of indictable offenses (with a corresponding bail of 6.000 euros altogether). For this reason we’ve created a solidarity fund for the arrested comrades.
Relying on the values of solidarity and comradeship amongst those who struggle against the requisitions of the rulers, we appeal to you, so that:
1. you support the solidarity fund the way you judge (for example, by organizing various events and happenings for the financial support of the 4). This way we ‘ll be able to live up to the enormous judicial expenses and bails of the comrades, especially concerning the 46.000 euros’ bails, which we are to pay down within 15 calendar days from the moment of the judgment that will follow our lodge of appeal against the size of this huge sum (the lawyer lodged the appeal in 1/3/11 and the sum could potentially be diminished). The collected money will be sent to bank accounts that will be sent to you within the forthcoming days, after a communication among us takes place for this specific issue. Please give us an immediate answer by sending it to email@example.com, concerning if you can financially contribute or organize some event.
2. you participate with some action and by any means you judge as necessary, in the Action Day for Solidarity with the 4, which we decided to be in 8/3.
Solidarity is our weapon
From Heraklion of Crete – Greece,
The Heraklion anarchists’ assembly